The most common types of mood disorders according to Johns Hopkins Medicine include major depression, dysthymia (chronic low grade depression), bipolar disorder, mood disorder related to another health condition (i.e. cancer) or substance induced mood disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a condition where people experience periods of alternating mood states, affecting how a person behaves, thinks and overall functions. Mania is the “high” state, where a person feels elated, may exhibit less need for sleep, racing thoughts, and seem to have a lot of energy. Depression is the low state, where the person experiences insomnia or oversleeps, loss of energy, feelings of guilt, inability to concentrate, suicidal ideation, loss of interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed.
Major depression involves symptoms of sadness, hopelessness, reduced interest in usual activities and other symptoms of depression, occurring for a period of 2 weeks or more.
Mood disorders may affect a person’s ability to perform his or her activities of daily living and the ability to perform employment duties.
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have represented clients with psychological illnesses, including bipolar disorder and other types of mood disorders, whose disability claims have been denied. If your long-term disability claim has been denied for any reason, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free initial consultation.
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